Kelly spoke candidly about her relapse (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images).
Kelly Osborne thought she could drink like a normal person.
The 36-year-old star, who surfaced earlier this month after being sober for nearly four years, said she is not proud, but is taking it day by day.
The singer explained that she had a nervous breakdown at a time when life was going well, but soon realized that she needed to give up alcohol altogether.
She said extra: I don’t know why my nervous breakdown happened at the end of the lockdown.
I went along with it, everything was great and my life was perfect. I’m that girl who, when things are going well, has to make some adjustments and make things in my life a little harder.
I’m an addict and I thought I had enough time and could drink like a normal person. And it turns out I can’t be normal, and never will be. I don’t know why I tried. It’s not for me, and it took me a few days, and I’m like: It’s done, don’t do it.
Kelly, who rose to fame with her famous family on MTV’s The Osbournes, thought she was no longer an addict because all aspects of her life were great.
She added: I have all my professional goals. And then I was happy because I had a great guy and everything in my life is so good and I’m like, I’m not an addict anymore.
The star said she had a nervous breakdown at the end of her detention (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Kelly Osborne)
It’s just too much.
Kelly, who is in a relationship with Eric Bragg, felt it was important to be honest about her relapse because she believes accountability can help others deal with their own trials.
It’s something I will struggle with for the rest of my life, she said.
It will never be easy. But if you are responsible and go your own way and share what you can, you can help others. That’s why I confessed. I could sit here and no one would notice.
Kelly shared her relapse on Instagram and explained to her fans: It’s a little hard for me to talk about it, but I’ve always promised to be honest with you about my current situation and what’s happening on my road to recovery.
I fell back. I’m not proud of it, but I’m back on track and I’m going to do a podcast to tell everyone what’s going on and what happened.
I just want you to know that I am sober today and hope to be sober tomorrow. And it’s really only one day at a time.
Plus: Kelly Osborne
The star has made no secret of his struggles with alcohol and drugs over the years. She had already said that she didn’t think she would live to be 35, like many of my friends who don’t live to see it.
Speaking on the podcast Restoring Fat Tony’s Friend, Kelly said: I never really slept, I passed out from what I drank or took and gained weight. …. I don’t know how I’ve lasted this long. I embalmed my body.
She recalls the moment she decided to ask for help and recounts: I haven’t been to the grocery store in three years and haven’t done the usual things.
I thought so: I don’t want to live like this anymore, I’ve hung up curtains so I don’t know what time it is. I knew I wasn’t going to make it. I’d be dead if I kept doing it.
Are you worried about alcohol?
The Drinking Line is a national helpline for alcoholics. If you are worried about your own or someone else’s alcohol use, you can call the free helpline in confidence. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays from 9am to 8pm, weekends from 11am to 4pm).